United States Economy - Economic Trends - Politics - Democrats - Republicans - New York Times: "This year looks unusual . . ., with slow growth likely despite the infusion of substantial tax rebates from an election-year stimulus plan. If that slow growth produces a Republican defeat in November, it will be a rare instance of economic accountability for a party with a long history of delivering meager income gains for most American families."
Hat tip to Mark Thoma, who comments: "No matter how much it might help Democrats, I'm not hoping for a recession. But if problems must occur, accountability would be nice."